Proposed Language Changes
Proposed changes to the 2018-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement are listed below in color—either as additions or
deletions. Page numbers are to the 2015-2018 CBA , and given new additions/deletions, they may change in the future.
2015-2018 CBA, p. 27
- Promotion Increases. Effective at the beginning of the academic year in which their promotions are effective, employees shall be awarded promotion increases as follows:
- To Assistant University Librarian a
nineeleven percent ( 9%11%) increase;
2015-2018 CBA, p. 33
AMENDMENT AND DURATION
- Effective Date. The Agreement and BOT-UFF Policies shall become effective on the date of ratification by both parties and remain in effect through July 1,
20182021. Renegotiations for the agreement term July 1, 20182021 through July 1, 20212024 shall begin no later than October 1, 20172020.
- Reopener Negotiations. For the contract years
2016-2017 and 2017-20182019-2020 and 2020-2021 the parties shall reopen and negotiate Article 11 and have the option to reopen a total combination of five (5) additional articles selected by each party between both contract years from 2016-20182019-2021.
(4) Annual Notice of Length of Appointment and Salary. No later than
2015-2018 CBA, p. 52
- Although the Legislature has described the minimum full academic assignment in terms of twelve (12) contact hours of instruction or equivalent research/scholarship and service, the professional obligation undertaken by an employee will ordinarily be broader than that minimum. In making assignments, the University has the right to determine the types of duties and responsibilities that comprise the professional obligation and to determine the mix or relative proportion of effort an employee may be required to expend on the various components of the obligation. These assignments shall accord with the policies and/or procedures developed by each unit and approved by the university.
2015-2018 CBA, pp. 57-58
(b) Online Courses.
2015-2018 CBA, pp. 78-79
- Leaves Due to Illness/Injury.
- Uses of Sick Leave.
- Sick leave shall be authorized for the following:
- The illness or injury of a member of the employee's immediate family, at the discretion of the supervisor. Approval of requests for use of reasonable amounts of sick leave for caring for a member of the employee's immediate family shall not be unreasonably withheld. "Immediate family" means the spouse, domestic partner, the grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, children, and grandchildren of the employee, the employee’s spouse, domestic partner, or other dependents of the employee, employee’s spouse or domestic partner, living in the household.
- Uses of Sick Leave.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAVE AND SABBATICALS
2015-2018 CBA, pp. 98-99
1.Application and Selection.
- The University shall select applicants on the basis of whether completion of the project or work would enhance the employee’s contributions to the employee’s department/academic unit. Completed application forms must be received by the Provost or designee by the announced deadline for consideration for the following academic year. The application deadline dates
shall beare generally in January/FebruaryOctober/November prior to the academic year beginning in August.
2015-2018 CBA, p. 101
1.Application and Selection.
(c)Completed application forms must be received by the Office of the Provost by the announced deadline for consideration for the following academic year. The application deadline dates are generally in
January/February October/November prior to the following academic year beginning in August.
2015-2018 CBA, pp. 105-107
- Phased Retirement Program.
- Employees who have accrued at least six (6) years of creditable service in the Florida or Teachers Retirement System (FRS, TRS) or Optional Retirement Program (ORP), except those employees referenced in 6(a)(2), are eligible to participate in the Phased Retirement Program.
Such eligibility shall expire
on the employee’s 63rd birthdayon the employee’s birthday at which the employee becomes eligible to receive full social security benefits. Employees who decide to participate must provide written notice to the University of such decision prior to the expiration of their eligibility, or thereafter forfeit such eligibility. Employees who choose to participate must retire with an effective date not later than 180 days, nor less than ninety (90) days, after they submit such written notice, except that when the end of this 180 day period falls within a semester, the period may be extended to no later than the beginning of the subsequent term (semester or summer, as appropriate).
- Employees who have accrued at least six (6) years of creditable service in the Florida or Teachers Retirement System (FRS, TRS) or Optional Retirement Program (ORP), except those employees referenced in 6(a)(2), are eligible to participate in the Phased Retirement Program. Such eligibility shall expire
- Program Provisions.
- Prior to re-employment, participants in the Phased Retirement Program must remain off the FIU payroll for at least six (6) months following the effective date of retirement in order to validate their retirement, as required by the Florida Division of Retirement. Participants must comply with the re-employment limitations of the Florida Retirement System (which includes ORP).
- Leave for Illness/Injury.
- Each participant shall be credited with five (5) days of leave with pay at the beginning of each full-time semester appointment. For less than full-time appointments, the leave shall be credited on a pro-rata basis with the assigned FTE. This leave is to be used in increments of not less than four (4) hours (½ day) when the participant is unable to perform assigned duties as a result of illness or injury of the participant or a member of the participant's immediate family. For the purposes of this Section, “immediate family” means the spouse, domestic partner, and the grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, children, and grandchildren of the participant, and/or the participant’s spouse, domestic partner, or other dependents of the participant, participant’s spouse or domestic partner living in the household.
- Re-employment Period.